Garden club to meet

Gorham garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the First Parish Church. The meeting marks the first of the year. The program is entitled “Putting Your Garden to Bed.”

Members are asked to share a gardening tip, which could be a magazine, tool, book, a type of plant or what worked this summer.

For more information, call Helen Manderson at 839-3630.

Car show reminder

The Gorham Lions club is co-sponsoring a car show with the Deering Lions Club on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Portland International Jetport.

The show is being held in conjunction with the jetport’s Aeronautical Exposition. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23.

Breakfast pastries and lunch will be available.

For more information on the car show, call Jim Burnham of Gorham Lions at 892-6540 or John Berrill of Deering Lions, 797-5071

Barstow touts bill

Rep. Chris Barstow, D-Gorham, will speak at a press

conference on at 2 p.m. Thursday in the lobby at Bailey Hall on the University of Southern Maine Gorham campus to heighten awareness of new legislation extending health insurance coverage for dependent children up to 25 years of age.

Barstow submitted the bill, LD 841, which passed with broad support in the Legislature with the goal of bringing more healthy young people into the insurance market to lower overall costs for everyone.

He is spreading the word to graduating seniors that the option is now available for their families. Besides Barstow, speakers will include include Trish Riley, executive director of Health Policy and Finance, and Larisa Semenuk, clinical manager at the Gorham University Health and Counseling Services.

The bill was signed into law earlier this summer and goes into effect Thursday.

Bank hosting GB&CE social

The Gorham Business & Civic Exchange invites members and guests to an After Hours Social on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5:30 -7 p.m., hosted by Gorham Savings Bank, 64 Main St., Gorham.

Dana Redmond, executive director of the exchange, said meat, cheese and seafood appetizers, cash bar and non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided.

“This is a great opportunity for networking with other business owners, meeting new friends and rekindling interests. You are guaranteed a chance to win lots of door prizes, donated by local businesses,” Redmond said.

The event is open to the Gorham business community for members and guests at no charge. For more information, call 892-5515, or go to the exchange Web site,

Cutline (barbecue) edmond, executive director GB&CE

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